This article outlines the evolution of Taiwanese aid policy, the consistent driving forces behind it, and potential future directions within these parameters. Recent years have seen the discrediting of dollar diplomacy to secure recognition by both the Taiwanese voters and the OECD countries. It is also apparent that Taiwan cannot outspend the People's Republic of China to secure diplomatic recognition. Taiwan cannot assume the current diplomatic truce with China will last, and must therefore...[Show more]
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